Forming shapes from polymer clay is probably still new to many people. The appearance of that special soil material offers to art lovers a new option to unleash the creative work of their own unique style.
Natural types of clay are formed from a group of hydrated aluminum phyllosilicate minerals. Meanwhile, polymer clay made entirely from polyvinyl chloride polymer synthetic resin. The reason this synthetic resin material is also called clay because it has the same texture and properties as clay containing minerals. Therefore, it is easy to mold by hand to shape and can continuously change during the creative process. The outstanding feature of this clay is its adhesion, durability and beauty. It is not affected by the surrounding environment.
Works made of clay often have to wait for a long time to dry themselves. In addition, after being shaped, they need to be smelted in a kiln by very high temperatures. As a result, artworks made of polymer clay can harden after molding with certain heat effects. In particular, it is possible to mix pigments and various additives to create different natural material effects such as internal or mica modifiers to have a shiny effect like pearls or metallic colors.
This new material is warmly welcomed everywhere in the world, including Japan. With skillful hands and aesthetic eyes, artisans there created high-quality artwork, typically clay flowers. They are so beautiful and natural that if they do not touch their hands, surely everyone thinks that they are new flowers from the garden.
In addition to the polymer material that has been dyed in color, the artist needs to have a mold and supporting tools such as the knife, pen, color and some other decorative accessories. As a result, artists can squeeze branches of natural fresh flowers or babies shrink as real. Like other arts, the composition is quite complicated, requiring the sophistication, diligence, and patience of the artist. Beautiful products are the greatest reward for them and art lovers.